Obama: 'No successful businessman actually thinks the most successful businessman is Donald Trump'
Barack Obama (AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski)

President Barack Obama mocked the business acumen of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump by suggesting that he was not respected by his fellow businessmen.


During an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek that was published on Thursday, the president was asked if he was "annoyed" by the fact the man who wanted to take the country backwards was "America’s most successful businessman, at least by his own reckoning."

"Well, I—there’s no successful businessman in America who actually thinks the most successful businessman in the country is Donald Trump," the president quipped as reporters laughed.

"I know those guys, and so do you, and I guarantee you, that’s not their view."

Listen to Obama's remarks below, which come during the final minute of the interview.